Will the Michigan-Clemson game be a national broadcast? I looked through the bracket and there are going to be a few games going on at the same time. How does CBS decide which game to show? Will they make it a regional thing? I live in AZ and I think I'm going to be stuck with watching the game online, but hey I guess that's better than nothing.
How does CBS decide which games to show?
regional coverage, they will show whatever game is being played by teams closest to where you are in the early rounds. You may want to sign up for the march madness on demand thing through cbs so you can watch it online.
then click on march madness on demand
go to this site on gameday about 15 min before gametime and you can watch any game you want for free
It seems like the list of games on at ~7:00 ET Thursday are:
I wonder what we'll get in Chicago. Ann Arbor should be closer, but I just have a bad feeling that we'll get the Minnesota game.
New England people are going to get Villanova and I guess anything west of say Iowa will get the Minnesota game.
I live in DC. I guess that means I'm going to be subjected to 'Nova-American.
Yeah, you are screwed. I guess you have to root for 'Nova to get up by 40 points in the first 10 minutes of the game.
I don't know if that will even be enough...
We'll get Michigan. There are a lot more Michigan alums here, I'm almost positive. Plus a "brand name" team, even if our basketball team sucked for the last 10 years. In some past years I think CBS 2 even allowed people to vote for what they wanted at times where no one of any local interest was playing, though I don't remember whether they did it last year.
I'm hoping to find a bar with the package, as I'd like to see Minny/Texas too and would enjoy being able to see both at the same time. Gonzaga also plays at that time, and you never know when there will be a bizarro upset (I find that one pretty doubtful though, and no way Nova loses in Philly to a 14 seed).
I'd imagine BB will be showing Michigan along with all other games at the same time. I'll probably end up watching it there.
huge national alumni base + good back-story behind Michigan's return = win
it will most likely be broadcast nationally.
Free access to all the games so you don't have to scream at the TV when they cut away to watch American get blasted out of the building.
Chicago typically gets Michigan coverage over any Big10 school except Illinois. Also, given the other 2 options, I'm sure CBS will make that the national game. ACC vs Big10, with the Michigan 10 year drought makes for good television.
If you have a digital tuner (or converter box) for your TV, your CBS affiliate will probably show some or all of the games that are not on the regular affiliate on the "extra" digital channels. eg 9-2, 9-3.
It's pretty simple: CBS airs the game it feels will draw the best ratings.